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Cat. No. 124/VII

Hair

State/Variant:
State VII of XIII
Date:
1999
Descriptive Title:
Red Bell Jar
Themes:
Body Parts, Figures, Objects
Techniques:
Drypoint
Description:
Drypoint, with red ink and white gouache additions
Support:
Smooth, wove Somerset paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 15/16 x 5 5/16" (20.2 x 13.5 cm); sheet: 14 9/16 x 9 15/16" (37 x 25.3 cm)
Signature:
"LB" lower right margin, red ink.
Publisher:
unpublished
Printer:
Harlan & Weaver, New York
Edition:
1 known impression of state VII
Impression:
"HC" lower left, red ink, artist's hand.
Edition Information:
Proof before the editioning of state XIII.

The 4 impressions of varying states labeled "HC" in red ink, in the artist's hand, are not conventional H.C. impressions, which would be of the final state.
State Changes and Additions:
Changes from state VI in drypoint: knob at top of bell jar-like form delineated; platform base extended to bottom of plate.
Additions in red ink: spindles on staircases delineated, anticipating state VIII; knob at top of bell jar-like form filled in, anticipating state XI; platform base, interior oval on platform floor, figure, chair, upper railing, bell jar-like form, figure's vertical hair, all reinforced.
Additions in white gouache: errant line at lower middle covered over, anticipating state X.
Other Remarks:
According to Louise Bourgeois’s assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, the bell jar-like form in “Hair” was not done in conjunction with Bourgeois’s monumental sculptural installation for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, in 2000. In that installation, each of three huge steel towers included, within it, a small sculpture depicting a mother and child inside a bell jar. Bourgeois’s print “Do Not Abandon Me,” with similar imagery and seen here in Related Works in the Catalogue, does have a direct relationship to the Tate installation.
MoMA Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
MoMA Accession Number:
831.2008

Hair
1999-2000

States

Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State I of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State II of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State III of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State IV of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State V of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State VI of XIII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State VI of XIII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State VII of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State VIII of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State IX of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State X of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State XI of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State XII of XIII
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State XIII of XIII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State XIII of XIII, variant
1999
Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 1999
State XIII of XIII, variant
1999
Published Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 2000
State XIII of XIII
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State XIII of XIII
2000
Published NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION Louise Bourgeois. Hair. 2000
NOT IN MoMA'S COLLECTION State XIII of XIII
2000